Yale School of Architecture
critics: Tom WISCOMBE & Nate HUME
suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.
Brandon HALL: This project engages with the discourse of contemporary composites through vacuum formed simulations, creating a composite surface by squishing and embedding objects, imitating thin film layers which could eventually have performative qualities such as EL lighting or thin film solar panels. This meta-assembly explores the relationship between the highly articulated figure and a faceted surface. The assembly embeds 3-D printed figures that have been clicked into the surface, pocketed to accommodate the figures.
The black figures highlight the geometry of the surface while containing their own logic of figuration and sub-figuration. Darker seam lines dictate the difference between the opaque and the reflective, emphasizing the transparent pieces which have been “squished” on top of the figures, producing analogue articulations.
The project was created using the combination of a tattoo which dictated the layout of the figures and the sub-panels in a surface which was designed to accommodate the figures. By concentrating on the issue of undercut within the project the idea is that this type of exploration will begin to dictate new modes of production in architecture.
sP: What or who influenced this project?
BH: Formula 1, fighter jets, concept cars, and carbon-fiber road bikes.
sP: What were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
BH: Zygmunt Bauman, Lebbeus Woods, Theo van Doesburg, and Greg Lynn.